The Dead Parrot Routine

Palindrome is a word, phrase, or number equal with other units that can be read in the same way either direction (the adjustment of punctuation and spaces between words is generally permitted.)-wikipedia

Palindrome was at the top of Google Trends last night, for whatever reason and there seemed to be a lot of talk about the longest sentence that was a palindrome-which seems to have been around 17826 words long. Some people have way too much time on their hands. My own experience with palindromes is pretty limited, as I am not really that much of a word freak. But I am kind of a Monty Python freak, and so upon seeing palindrome, I instantly thought of The Dead Parrot Routine.

Near the end of the routine, the Shop Owner’s Brother says that Ipswich is a palindrome for Bolton. To which the angry customer correctly says-The Palindrome of Bolton would be Notlob! At which point the Dead Parrot Routine becomes too silly and it ends.

But then, maybe it has something to do with Sarah Palin’s blog-Palindrome. The Wife tells me it was a question on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. Seems I am smarter than a fifth grader as I knew what a palindrome was and the people on the show didn’t. Those hours watching Monty Python weren’t wasted after all.

Jon Herrera

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One comment on “The Dead Parrot Routine
  1. SANDEE (COMEDY +) says:

    Bwahahahahahaha. That video was hilarious. Thanks for my first laughs of the day.

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

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